After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing of Thomas Rongen, Stuart Campbell has been named Rowdies head coach. The
37-year-old Englishman had been an assistant coach after joining the Rowdies as a player for the 2012 season.
Rowdies owner Bill Edwardsfired Rongen and general manager Farrukh Quraishi, on Aug. 21 after a 2-0
loss to then-last-place Indy Eleven dropped the Rowdies' fall season record to 2-5-1 (win-loss-tie), although they were still in the playoff zone in fourth place in the overall standings.
The Rowdies fell, 3-1, to Minnesota United with Campbell as interim coach. He played 31 games on the backline for the Rowdies during their 2012 championship season and in 2013 served as
“I have full confidence in Stuart’s ability to coach this team to victory,” Edwards said. “Stuart has been an integral part of the club since his arrival, and has earned the respect of his
players. He will lead with the stability and unity necessary to win.”
Campbell said: "It is a great honor to be named the head coach of the Rowdies. I’d like to thank the Rowdies
organization for the opportunity to coach a team that I represented with pride and won a championship with as a player. I look forward to leading the Rowdies to another championship. I would also like
to thank the fan base for their support last Saturday night."
NASL Player of the Week Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Stefano Pinho scored both
goals in a 2-0 road win over FC Edmonton on Sunday.
NASL Team of the Week GOALKEEPER Daniel Fernandes (San Antonio Scorpions) DEFENDERS Justin Davis
(Minnesota United) Jordan Graye (Fort Lauderdale Strikers) Stephen DeRoux (San Antonio Scorpions) MIDFIELDERS Ibson (Minnesota United FC) Adam Moffat
(New York Cosmos) Daniel Keller (Indy Eleven) Leo Fernandes (New York Cosmos) FORWARDS Jaime Chavez (Atlanta Silverbacks) Dane Richards (Indy Eleven) Stefano Pinho (Fort Lauderdale Strikers)
NASL Play of the Week Defender Justin Davis started and finished a counterattack
for Minnesota United's second goal in a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay